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2018 Watchtower

Rhone blend
$60 per bottle

These grapes come from three different vineyards, including Syrah from our 24-year-old Barton Estate Vineyard in the Willow Creek district. Paper Street vineyard (Mourvedre) is at a high elevation and very rugged, and only 6 years old it is getting more complex with each vintage. Glenrose Vineyard (Grenache) is located in the Adelaida District. The Watchtower is rich and complex that will get smoother with age. Aromas and flavors of root beer, licorice, ripe plums, black cherries & cola with graphite minerality. Drink now or over the next 7-9 years.

Blend
52% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre
Vineyards
Barton Estate Vineyard & Paper Street Vineyard, Willow Creek District
Harvest Dates
September 2017
Approx. Brix at Harvest
25-27
Processing / Aging / Barrel Program
20% whole cluster on the Mourvèdre and some of the Grenache and fermented in stainless steel tanks until dry. A 3-day cold soak with an additional 15 days of skin contact in a combination of stainless steel fermenters. All native malolactic fermentation
Cases Produced
108
Alcohol
14.7%
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